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Today's News

  • Title IX allegations are disappointing 40 years later

    To the editor:

    Back in the 1970s I worked in the Detroit area as a parent volunteer  implementing the guidelines of Title IX when the law was still fairly new and understandably not yet fully implemented in school systems. 

    I was amazed to read in the article “No Girls Allowed” that some 30 years later our Oldham County school board and school administrators still do not seem fully informed about and prepared to implement the provisions of this far reaching law. 

    Jane A. Lapinski

  • A community connected

    Oldham residents making their way down Main Street in La Grange now have the opportunity to surf the Web while they’re at it.

    A project launched by the graduates of Leadership Oldham County’s Class of 2009 has reached completion, bringing wireless internet capabilities to Main Street in La Grange.

    Lis Schwedler, store manager at The Treasured Child, said customers have been able to use the Internet on their phones in the store and have been happy to have the opportunity.

  • Community Holy Week services announced

    La Grange Christian Church will host Holy Week services March 29 through April 2.

    Services are planned daily from noon to 1 p.m. at the church, 214 N. First Ave.,  La Grange.

    Everyone is invited to join this ecumenical gathering. 

    Worship is scheduled daily from noon to 12:30 and local churches provide lunch daily from 12:30 to p.m.

  • Prospect Latin Preschool hosts preview night

    Prospect Latin Preschool will host a summer preview night for families from 3:45 to 6:15 p.m. today (Thursday).

    The event includes activities for children, a Harrods Creek fire truck on display, refreshments and door prizes.

    For information, call 292-0123 or visit prospectlatinschool.org.

  • Wassel graduates from basic training

    U.S. Army Pfc. Andrew S. Wassel recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga.

    During the nine weeks of training, he received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.

    Wassel is the son of Donald Wassel of La Grange. He is a 2004 graduate of Oldham County High School.

  • Make the right wish

    Some of the more popular self-help bromides and old sayings include:

    • Keep all your options open.

    • You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

    • Leave nothing to chance.

    • Climb every mountain.

    • Dream the impossible dream.

    • You can’t change occupations because you’re past your prime.

    • Refuse to accept second best.

    • Don’t take no for an answer.

    • Treat your children like adults.

    • Keep a stiff upper lip.

  • Issue of gender inequality for athletes at NOHS is clear

    To the editor:

    I would like to thank The Oldham Era for shedding some light on the school district’s inequalities with respect to gender in its athletic programs.

    I also appreciate your efforts to present a balanced story by giving viewpoints from both sides of the issue. However, by closing the article with six paragraphs on how nice the recent use of the facility has been for the girls without a single mention of how the facility has been so much nicer for the boys, the pendulum swung back too far and the article seemed to lose its balance.

  • Moore graduates from air force basic training

    U.S. Air Force Airman Daniel L. Moore recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

    Moore is  the son of Terry and Kim Moore of La Grange. He is a 2006 graduate of Oldham County High School.

     

  • Public Records

    Sheriff’s reports

    Warrant arrests

    Ercil L. Wilkinson, 59, 2309 W. Ky. 524, Westport, arrested by OCSO March 8, failure to appear.

    Christian A. Clemmons, 26, 2114 Cherry Blossom Court, La Grange, arrested by OCSO March 8, failure to appear.

    Joaquin Galeas, 34, 6500 Missionary Ridge Drive, Pewee Valley, arrested by OCSO March 8, failure to comply.

    James Siers, 35, 435 Rosewood Court, Louisville, arrested by OCSO March 7, non-support.

  • Oldham County Middle School Second-term Honor roll

    Sixth grade